Written by Emily Armstrong for craftbeer.com
(LONGMONT, CO) â€“ It only happens once every two yearsâ€¦ After hibernating in the Left Hand warehouse for 12 months, the brewery has emptied its cellar and released Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead for the winter season. This dark and complex beer begins with the breweryâ€™s infamous Russian Imperial Stout and ages in whiskey barrels before blending it to woody perfection.
Bottle-conditioned for an authentic old-world experience, patience is required for this black full bodied stout. Wake Up Dead begins with Left Handâ€™s time tested Russian Imperial Stout recipe, representing 15 years of brewing experience. But unlike its year round predecessor, Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead is transferred to Colorado whiskey barrels, where the beer develops its dark complexities for months to come. A smooth and warming stout, Wake Up Dead teases with hints of raisins, licorice, and toffee followed by earthy, herbal notes.
Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead is available on draft & in 22oz bottles and will be available in the 24 states where Left Hand is distributed and sold. Donâ€™t be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!